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D.C.-area TPC course gets Nationwide event

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The PGA Tour's TPC course in the nation's capital will again host a professional golf tournament in 2012.

TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm will host the Nationwide Tour's event in the D.C. area, renamed the Neediest Kids Championship. Under Armour will remain presenting sponsor of the event.

The tournament will move from its June date to Oct. 4-7 as part of a three-year agreement. With its position on the current Nationwide Tour schedule, it could serve as the final event to qualify for the proposed three-event series which would replace PGA Tour Q-School.

The neighbor to Congressional Country Club last held a pro event when the Senior Players Championship arrived for a one-year run in 2010. Before its 2009 redesign, the club hosted the now-defunct Kemper Open from 1987-2006.

Woodmore Country Club was host of the Nationwide event for its first three years (2007-09) before it moved to the University of Maryland Golf Course for the 2010 and '11 tournaments.

Steve Wheatcroft won the 2011 edition of the event, setting the Nationwide Tour 72-hole scoring record by shooting 29-under 255 to win by a dozen shots.